Here it comes, the much-awaited exclusive limited-run special-edition model of the new BMW M4. Filling the gap between the M4 Coupe with Competition Package and the track-focused BMW M4 GTS, the new 2018 BMW M4 CS is the latest of its successful M special editions.
This limited edition M4 model is powered by a 3.0-liter six-cylinder in-line engine, which thanks to the M TwinPower Turbo technology, could deliver 338 kW (460 hp) of max output at 6,250 rpm and 600 Nm (442 lb.-ft.) of peak torque available between 4,000 rpm and 5,380 rpm. Compared to the BMW M4 with Competition Package, the new M4 CS delivers more power with its additional 10 hp of output and 50 Nm (37 lb.-ft.) of torque.
With this level of power on hand, the new 2018 BMW M4 CS could dash from zero to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) in just 3.9 seconds, on the way to reaching an electronically limited top speed of 280 km/h (174 mph). Power is sent to the wheels from the engine -- as standard -- through a seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission (M DCT) with Drivelogic.
Even with this amount of power, the new BMW M4 CS is pretty efficient – consuming just 8.4 liters of fuel per 100 km, combined (equivalent to 33.6 mpg imp) while emitting just 197 grams of carbon dioxide per km. More importantly, the new BMW M4 CS is already compliant with EU6 exhaust standards. Thanks to the M DCT employing long seventh gear, engine rpm is kept low while fuel consumption is minimized during long highway trips.
Interestingly, the suspension of the new BMW M4 CS is similar to that of the M4 with Competition Package -- the standard Adaptive M suspension. This suspension is supported by the DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) system that includes M Dynamic Mode and the Active M Differential.
Drivers could adjust the steering and suspension settings according to their personal preferences; they could activate any of the three driving modes (Comfort, Sport and Sport+) at the single press of a button. The new BMW M4 CS rides on light-alloy wheels (measuring 9 J x 19 on the front and 10 J x 20 at the rear) wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires (measuring 265/35 R 19 on the front and 285/30 R 20 on the rear). Customers may also avail of Michelin Sport road tires at no extra charge. Thanks to these specs, the new BMW M4 CS was able to complete the legendary Nurburgring Nordschleife circuit in just 7 minutes and 38 seconds.
Inside, the new BMW M4 CS features lightweight M sports seats trimmed in leather/Alcantara as well as door panel trim made from compacted natural fibres and featuring pull loops.
On the exterior, the bonnet of the new M4 CS comes with a powerdome with rearward air outlet as well as roof made from the lightweight carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP). Its front end is also defined by twin LED headlights and front apron with large three-section air intakes. Its front splitter and its Gurney spoiler lip on the boot lid are made from exposed carbon fiber while its rear diffuser is carried over for the BMW M4 GTS. Now, the BMW M4 CS is featured in the Lime Rock Grey Metallic color!
The new BMW M4 CS will have a limited run and will have a starting price of EUR116,900 in Germany.